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Written by Alan Kinsey   
Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:16

Davenport, IA, January 25, 2013 – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) BackgroundScreening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Inquirehire has successfully proved compliance with theBackground Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC Accredited.

Each year, U.S. employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports to assistwith critical business decisions involving background screening. Background screening reports, which are categorizedas consumer reports are currently regulated at both the federal and state level. Since its inception, NAPBS has believedthat there is a strong need for a singular cohesive industry standard and therefore created the BSAAP. Governed by astrict professional standard composed of requirements and measurements, the BSAAP is positioned to become a widelyrecognized seal of approval that brings national recognition to background screening organizations (also referred to asConsumer Reporting Agencies). This recognition will stand as the industry “seal” representing a background screeningorganization’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutionalimprovement.

The NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) oversees the application process and is the governingaccreditation body that will ensure the background screening organizations seeking accreditation meet or exceed ameasurable standard of competence. To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsiteaudit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas:consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general businesspractices.

Any U.S.-based employment screening organization is eligible to apply for accreditation. A copy of the standard, the policiesand procedures, and measurements is available at

About Inquirehire:  Inquirehire is a leading national provider of human resources solutions that include background screening, drug testing,assessment testing, and human resources management systems. Inquirehire solutions are fully integrated and web-basedto help employers manage risk more effectively while reducing cost, saving time, and improving quality throughout theirhiring and overall human resources operations. Inquirehire is a founding member of NAPBS® and Concerned CRAs. Formore information about Inquirehire, visit

About NAPBS®:  Founded in 2003 as a non-profit trade association, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)represents the interests of more than 700 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment andbackground screening. NAPBS provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serveclients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in thedevelopment of national, state and local regulations. For more information, visit

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